Redtails FC to tour New Zealand
16 Dec, 2019
The Redtails Football Club from Central Australia will tour New Zealand in March next year for the first time.
The Redtails Football club aims to create a Football Club incorporating the Right Tracks Program to drive change in the community of Central Australia. It’s main aim apart from participating in the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) competition in Darwin is to create a team that gives strong healthy pathways in behaviour, job readiness programs, healthy living and bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Central Australians creating unity and pride throughout Central Australia and beyond. This team allows it’s players to participate only if they are employed, studying or in the Right Tracks Program.
The travelling Red Tails team will play against an AFL New Zealand Premiership Selection.
With the midweek twilight game scheduled for March, so close to the AFL New Zealand Premierships commencement, team selection consideration will include training commitment and preparation.
New Zealand Assistant Coach Justin Davies will take the reins for the match that may be a stepping stone for some players in their bid for International Cup selection. It also opens the doors to those who cannot qualify for the International Cup to gain representative honours within New Zealand for the first time.
Dual Auckland AFL Best and Fairest winner, Jay Green has been a standout during his time in New Zealand and will be a strong candidate for selection for the match at Auckland’s North Harbour Stadium.